Trade Names/Brand Names :
Ambese, Amebin, Amecdal, Bianos, Daksol, Deprozol, Ecuzol, Esnidazol, Fazol, Flagentyl, Gisistin, Gynerium, Italnidazol, Maxidazol, Minovag, Pazidol, Raserdazol, Sabima, Secdazol, Secnichem, Secnidal, Secnidazol Calox, Secnidazol Genfar, Secnidazol MK, Secnihexal, Secnivax, Seczol, Strebenzol, Tagera Forte, Unidazol, Xamex, Yardel
Other Name :
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for giardiasis and amoebiasis.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- Invasive amoebiasis- The recommended dose is 1.5 g/day for 5 days. Amoebiasis; Giardiasis; Trichomoniasis Single dose of 2 gm.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorder.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Nausea, mouth ulcer and stomach pain.
Hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.